The Other Government; The Unseen Power of Washington Lawyers

New York: Grossman Publishers [A Division of The Viking Press], 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, [2], 318, [4] pages. Footnotes. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper, edge and page soiling noted. Some marginal and text ink marks noted. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads Mary Jane--Thanks for your arranging, and I hope the book is worthwhile reward. Mark. Mark Joseph Green (born March 15, 1945) is an American author, former public official, public interest lawyer, and Democratic politician from New York City. Green was New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner from 1990 to 1993 and New York City Public Advocate from 1994 to 2002. Green won Democratic primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and mayor of New York City, in each case losing the general election. In 1967, Green interned for Jacob Javits, and while in law school in the early 1970s, was a "Nader's Raider" at Ralph Nader's Public Citizen, where he worked on a lawsuit against the Richard Nixon administration after the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. After law school, Green returned to Washington D.C. and ran the Congress Watch division of the consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen from 1977 to 1980. He was the host of Both Sides Now, nationally syndicated on 200 stations and recorded at WOR710 AM in New York City; the program ended in December 2016. “Green sets off [his] fire alarm with an acetylene torch as hot as anyone has applied to the Washington legal scene.” —Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Harvard Law Bulletin. These are the most powerful private citizens in America: the Washington lawyers whose impact is hidden—and made effective—in the halls of Congress and the hearing rooms of the regulatory agencies. Drawing on his training as a lawyer, Mark Green describes the tactics that influential law firms use to represent big business against the interests of consumer health and safety. Through anecdote and analysis, we see the tactics used, the associations made, the positions Washington’s lawyers take to implement, and rationalize, their work. Newsworthy, tough-minded, enormously readable, this is a book about the other government that shapes our lives. Condition: Good / Good.

Keywords: Lawyers, Antitrust, Thomas Austern, Covington and Burling, Lloyd Cutler, Howard Westwood, Pickering, Lobbying, Advocacy, Public Policy, Pro Bono, Lawmakers, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, News Media

ISBN: 0670529346

[Book #85442]

Price: $125.00

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